“The man who many residents thought was going to be the key to revving Detroit’s revival, instead, helped drive it over the financial cliff.”
It’s a big break for Derrick Miller, who was facing up to 10 years in custody when he pleaded guilty in 2011 to taking kickbacks.
It looks like former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has another big bill to pay.
Victor Mercado pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy charge in 2012 while on trial with Kilpatrick and others.
The FBI is investigating rumors that someone tried to bribe Detroit City Council members in an effort to influence the outcome of the race for council president.
They lined their own pockets while endangering Detroiters.
Taxpayers paid slightly more than $1 million for the legal defense of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father.
The money would go to the Detroit water department.
Federal prosecutors want former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay about $4.5 million for widespread corruption under his watch.
The 72-year-old returns to court on Thursday, a week after Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison.